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Released Year: 1990
Runtime: 93 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Directors: John Harrison
Writers: Michael McDowell, Arthur Conan Doyle
Casts: Debbie Harry, David Forrester, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, Robert Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi, Donald Van Horn, Michael Deak, Julianne Moore, George Guidall, Kathleen Chalfant, Ralph Marrero, David Johansen, Paul Greeno, William Hickey
IMDB: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) - IMDB

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The New York Times - Janet Maslin
Nothing about Tales From the Darkside is likely to give anyone much of a scare. But thanks to casting that is savvier than the horror norm, and to direction by John Harrison that is workmanlike and sometimes even witty, at least it's fun.
Los Angeles Times - Michael Wilmington
As a horror show, it's a cut--or a slash or a bloody whack--above most movies of this type: cleverly written, cleverly cast.
Time Out London -
Definitely an improvement on the lamentable Creepshow or Cat's Eye, but Harrison never quite transcends the inherently limited format.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Its title aside, this slow, clunky omnibus film feels more like a TV show than a movie. It’s not very scary, and there isn’t much contrast among the episodes.

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

This is really three shorter movies, bound together by a fourth tale in which the other three stories are read. The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a 'cat from Hell' who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw, and the 'in-between' bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.